industrial archaeology

noun

Definition of industrial archaeology

: the study of the buildings, machinery, and equipment of the industrial revolution

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industrial archaeologist noun

First Known Use of industrial archaeology

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrial archaeology was in 1881

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“Industrial archaeology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/industrial%20archaeology. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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